30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bad Hersfeld
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
4
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Columbus
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  4​h 15​min
7
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 6 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h
End: Bad Hersfeld

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions app .

Bad Hersfeld, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bad Hersfeld in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Denver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, then take in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Downtown Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, and finally browse the different shops at 16th Street Mall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Denver day trip website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Denver by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get colder in Denver: highs are around 7°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The city meets the Great Plains in Kansas City City, Kansas.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, then try your luck at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, then shop like a local with Cabela's, and finally bet on your favorite at Kansas Speedway. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Legends at Village West.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip planner .

You can fly from Denver to Kansas City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Kansas City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Kansas City

Shopping Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Cabela's ©
Cabela's
Room Escape Games
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and then get engrossed in the history at McLemore House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nashville online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Kansas City to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

McLemore House
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens ©
Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens

2
nights
Columbus

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, engage your brain at Center of Science and Industry (COSI), and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, then admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then take a stroll through Easton Town Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Columbus trip planning tool .

Getting from Nashville to Columbus by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Columbus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nashville in January; daily highs in Columbus reach 3°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Room Escape Games
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art and then admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Liberty Bell Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally steep yourself in history at Independence Hall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Philadelphia travel route planning app .

Traveling by flight from Columbus to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Harrah's Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

Discover how to plan a New York City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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